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COVID-19: Critical Vaccine Distribution, Supply Chain, Program Integrity, and Other Challenges Require Focused Federal Attention

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Office of Unemployment Insurance The Secretary of Labor should ensure the Office of Unemployment Insurance collects data from states on the amount of overpayments recovered in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, similar to the regular unemployment insurance program. (Recommendation 12)
Open – Partially Addressed

DOL agreed with our recommendation and on January 8, 2021, issued PUA program guidance and updated instructions for states to report PUA overpayments recovered. As of September 12, 2022, 41 states and territories had reported some data on the amount of PUA overpayments recovered in any month, and 31 states reported data in July 2022. Sustained reporting by more states is needed to help inform DOL, policymakers, and the public about the amount of PUA overpayments states and territories have recovered. We will continue to monitor state reporting of PUA overpayments recovered.

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